Breaking News Headlines: Obama Speaks to Press About Zimmerman Verdict

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President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Friday to discuss African-Americans' reaction to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman case, saying that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. Asked if the president had thoroughly contemplated his remarks, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, ?I don?t think there?s any question, and you can judge by what he just said and how he said it, he knows what he thinks and he knows what he feels, and he had not just in the past week but for a good portion of his life given a lot of thought to these issues.? Microsoft announced a $900 million write-down to reflect unsold inventory of Surface RT, the tablet the company says consumers really want, but just never seem to buy. It?s now touting the laggard device as best-of-breed in a new advertisement slagging Apple?s iPad ? a device that dominates the tablet market in which Microsoft is now hopelessly floundering. Amanda Bynes nearing plea deal in DUI case. Bynes? lawyer has been granted a continuance in her driving under the influence case in Los Angeles as the actress is close to striking a plea deal to avoid a stint in jail. The actress was slapped with the charge after allegedly crashing her black BMW into a police car in April, 2012. She pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor and was expected to head to trial over the accusation, but she looks set to escape a possible six-month sentence by working out an agreement with prosecutors.

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